Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit announced that Dominica has the best National Hospital in the OECS. He stated that the same treatment people could get in the USA for cancer treatment, the DLP-led government offered to the people at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital’s oncology department.
During the launch event of Melissa Poponne Skerrit for Roseau Central Constituency, PM Skerrit also gave an example of a patient who went to the United States for cancer treatment and that patient had to come back to Dominica only to find out that the same treatment could be had here at the Dominica China Friendship hospital.
“That person is receiving the care, and we pray we pray for that person’s recovery that is what labour has done for Dominica, “said the prime minister.
PM Skerrit asserted that Dominica now has a Haifa Machine that could treat the early detection of cancer, and today they have had dozens of Dominicans who have used that equipment at the hospital treating the early stages of cancer-saving their lives; that is what labour has been doing for this country.
He added that he was shocked when he heard in 2004 that the hospital of Dominica had no ICU Center or unit at the hospital, and he was asked how the country could have a hospital with no ICU. This is like having a vehicle with no engine; that is how important an ICU is to the hospital.
Then, Dominica Labour Party introduced and placed an ICU unit at the hospital in 2005, which was the first time the country had an Ico unit in Dominica and PM Skerrit stated that he knew that there were many of people in this audience and listening from at home and abroad who
have had family or friends cheated at the ICU serving their lives, they can count up thousands of people who would have died in Dominica had it not been for the ICU that the labour party put in place.
While emphasizing the rebuilding of the economy of Dominica, PM Roosevelt Skerrit stressed, “We are to rebuild the economy, rebuild his soul and the Integrity of our country.”
He expressed that there was no International organization and no International financial institution that wanted to give Dominica money; Central Development had stopped giving Dominica money because of bad management, and the World Bank had stopped giving Dominican money because the Europeans did not go according to the rules of the World Bank.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit asserted, “We have many good reasons to go out on Election Day and to vote for the Dominican labour party fought for stability, vote for a prosperous future, a safer future with the Dominica labour party because there’s no other option these guys are looking for work we are looking to serve you the people of Dominica.”
He stated that Dominica Labour Party has solid candidates, sound candidates who are prepared to serve the people of Dominica. DLP has
have as candidates in Dominica top-notch civil servants, top-notch medical practitioners, and top-notch business people with capacity.
PM Skerrit asserted that he stands firm on points; he has a Clear Vision for this country that they have been implementing, and he provides stability for Dominica, especially in difficult times.
He stressed, “We know that whenever storms hit us or external Shocks come or a pandemic as we have experienced, we know we are safer with the Dominica Labour Party because labour has delivered for the people of Dominica; you can ask all the questions you want you can make all the comments that you wish you can make all of these statements and you can have all the innuendos at the end of the day you will conclude labour still the best choice for Dominica.”
PM Skerrit mentioned that Dominica Labour Party is a compassionate party, this is a party that cares for people; this is a partner that has created social safety net programs to protect their citizens, especially most vulnerable, no government in the history of the country has done more for Dominica.
PM Roosevelt Skeeeir stated that the Dominica Labour Party-led government launched the biggest project in history- the construction of the International Airport in the midst of a global crisis and pandemic.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit cited,” Can you imagine if we had no Erica can you imagine if we had no Maria if we had no pandemic and all of the external shocks that we have had to contend with can you imagine Dominica would have about.”
While appreciating Melissa Skerrit, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit announced that Melissa Skerrit will receive his fullest backing in her plans and programmes, which she articulated for the Roseau Central constituents.
“I can tell you in Roseau Central if you think Melissa Skerrit delivered to you in llustrious then wait for the last five years and you will see what you can do for you in this city. You have in Melissa a Powerhouse someone who is committed and dedicated to our children, to the elderly of the city and you know it did not take she getting politics to help people long before any thought of running the city or getting involved she was involved in humanitarian work philanthropic work reaching out to our children and the elderly not only of the Roseau Central, “said the prime minister.
He further said that there are many people who believe that her ideas and her programs and projects come from him this is not true; they come from her from her thinking and her connection with the city of Roseau; as a matter of fact she come to him with so many ideas on a daily basis.
“Sometimes let’s write it down I’ll read it later but it is her passion for the city of Roseau and the residents and you know one of the most important parts of hick of her focus is creating jobs for the people of her constituency, always talking about what we need to do for the private sector what we need to do for entrepreneurs, “said the prime minister.
He outlined that Melissa Skerrit always talks about what they need to do for young people to create more sustainable jobs for them in the city and across Dominica and people in Roseau Central are very fortunate to have a person like Melissa Skerrit.
Talking about elections, PM Skerrit stressed that in this election, they have 45 candidates, more candidates are contested in this election than in 2019, more candidates are running this election than in 2014 and democracy is alive and Well in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Melissa Skerrit also promised that she wants to continue to elevate the lives and circumstances of our single mothers and be passionate about them, the elderly and assist the father in strengthening the beautiful Dominican families.
She added that this election is an opportunity for a reset for her to take stock of the gains have made and devise new and effective ways to implement the many plans that she has on the table for the city.
“My ultimate goal is in some positive way to touch each and every life of every resident of Roseau Central; Roseau is on the cusp of major development, which will unfold as soon as we are given the Mandate on December 6 to continue the work that we have started our housing program will continue in the next term with the commencement of new housing units and pong and right here across the Promenade.